A Special Commitment to Your Wheels

Every year on October 2nd, people across the United States celebrate a rather unusual holiday: National Name Your Car Day. For those who aren’t aware of this tradition, it might seem like an odd concept to dedicate a day to naming your car. However, as we talk a bit about the reasons behind this day, you’ll discover that it’s not just about giving your vehicle a name; it’s about celebrating the unique bond between humans and their trusted four-wheeled companions.

A Brief History

National Name Your Car Day started in 1990 when television reporter, John Pertzborn, created the holiday to honor his 1954 Buick named Elvis. Over the years, the holiday gained popularity through word of mouth, social media, and various automotive communities. Today, it has become a cherished tradition for many, giving people the chance to celebrate their cars in a creative and personal way.

Why Name Your Car?

When you name your car it becomes a conversation starter. It can spark interesting discussions and allow you to share the stories and experiences you’ve had with it. So, whether you choose a name that reflects your car’s personality, appearance, or even humor, naming your car is a simple yet meaningful way to celebrate the unique bond between humans and their automobiles. 

How to Name Your Car

Can’t figure out the perfect name for your vehicle? Here’s some tips to get you started:

  1. Consider Your Car’s Color: You can draw inspiration from your car’s color. For example, a red car could be named “Scarlet,” while a white one might be “Snowflake.”
  2. Embrace Humor: Don’t be afraid to use humor when naming your car. A clever, funny name can add a unique charm.
  3. Pay Homage to Pop Culture: You can name your car after a famous fictional vehicle, a movie character, or a song that resonates with you. An example of this would be the famous “Lightning McQuee

Take a look at some of the names our generous donors have given to their cars!



Name your Car Day

National Name Your Car Day may seem like an unusual holiday at first glance, but it’s a delightful celebration of the special bond between humans and their automobiles. Whether you drive a sleek sports car, a rugged SUV, or a reliable sedan, naming your car can be a fun and meaningful way to express your personality and show appreciation for your trusty companion on the road. So, if you haven’t already, why not join in on the fun this October 2nd and give your car a name that reflects its unique charm and your personal connection to it?